This is an analysis of the poem The Moral that begins with:

You mustn't groom an Arab with a file.
You hadn't ought to tension-spring a mule. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabcbcdede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101110001 11010100101 1101010101 1110010101 1111110001 1111010101 11101110101 00110010101 101111111011 10111010111 001010010001 11101010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 518
  • Average number of words per stanza: 103
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, i, your are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words you, i'll, i are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Moral;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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